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AnirudhV7

Took the gmat today and got a pathetic 530 (Q39, V23).
Had got 610 in the gmat prep software mock i took yesterday and was getting from the 550-650 ranges in the princeton gmat prep software. Highest i got in that was 650. Got 610 twice. But most of my score were generally north of 550. I can't seem to understand what went wrong.
Exhausted, tired, and frankly devastated with my score. I don't think i can put myself through another year of study and increasing my score.
Can anybody suggest some good colleges for my profile?
Hoping to join an mba that would maximize the opportunity for me to get a job in another country.

A little info about me:
Raised by an single parent. Helped mom get extra income by taking side jobs in call centers, as receptionists in hotels, etc. Put myself through education with merit seats in govt subsidized colleges. Worked my way into a good IT job. Switched company and role from a developer to business analyst role. 3 years of work experience in IT. 25 years old.

Took the gmat today and got a pathetic 530 (Q39, V23).
Had got 610 in the gmat prep software mock i took yesterday and was getting from the 550-650 ranges in the princeton gmat prep software. Highest i got in that was 650. Got 610 twice. But most of my score were generally north of 550. I can't seem to understand what went wrong.
Exhausted, tired, and frankly devastated with my score. I don't think i can put myself through another year of study and increasing my score.
Can anybody suggest some good colleges for my profile?
Hoping to join an mba that would maximize the opportunity for me to get a job in another country.

A little info about me:
Raised by an single parent. Helped mom get extra income by taking side jobs in call centers, as receptionists in hotels, etc. Put myself through education with merit seats in govt subsidized colleges. Worked my way into a good IT job. Switched company and role from a developer to business analyst role. 3 years of work experience in IT. 25 years old.
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Duncan

Take a look at Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

Take a look at Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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shivang

hi Anirudh, are you planning MBA from Asia or other countries ?
If you receive similar information, for Asian Colleges, please ping me as well. Thanks.

[Edited by shivang on Dec 12, 2014]

hi Anirudh, are you planning MBA from Asia or other countries ?
If you receive similar information, for Asian Colleges, please ping me as well. Thanks.

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AnirudhV7

Hi Duncan,

Thank you very much for the information. Could you help me decide between the following colleges
1. Rutgers-Camden.
2.North Carolina State University- Jenkins- Poole
3. San Fransico State University
4. University of Portland Pamplin School of Business Administration

Which would you suggest is best for Indian International students in the order to secure post mba careers in USA? I work in a niche branch of software known as PLM (Product Lifecycle Manamgent- Enovia) as a business analyst. There are very few people available for that even in India, which has allowed me to shift jobs easily as there is a demand for my skill-set. I looked at monster and linkedin for jobs in USA in that field and zeroed in on the north Carolina, San Fransisco and Washington locations and believe they would offer the best chances for post mba careers in my field. I am looking for an
MBA in
1.Consulting (My first priority)
2.Strategy/ marketing or sales
3. Entrepreneurship

Of these schools or any other you may know. Can you please suggest which is the best for my career aspirations? Also which among these would be the best economically and scholarship-wise.

@Shivang
Planning an MBA in the USA my friend. Will definitely pass you the info when I get it.

[Edited by AnirudhV7 on Dec 14, 2014]

Hi Duncan,

Thank you very much for the information. Could you help me decide between the following colleges
1. Rutgers-Camden.
2.North Carolina State University- Jenkins- Poole
3. San Fransico State University
4. University of Portland Pamplin School of Business Administration

Which would you suggest is best for Indian International students in the order to secure post mba careers in USA? I work in a niche branch of software known as PLM (Product Lifecycle Manamgent- Enovia) as a business analyst. There are very few people available for that even in India, which has allowed me to shift jobs easily as there is a demand for my skill-set. I looked at monster and linkedin for jobs in USA in that field and zeroed in on the north Carolina, San Fransisco and Washington locations and believe they would offer the best chances for post mba careers in my field. I am looking for an
MBA in
1.Consulting (My first priority)
2.Strategy/ marketing or sales
3. Entrepreneurship

Of these schools or any other you may know. Can you please suggest which is the best for my career aspirations? Also which among these would be the best economically and scholarship-wise.

@Shivang
Planning an MBA in the USA my friend. Will definitely pass you the info when I get it.
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Duncan

Try this approach: How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

Try this approach: How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
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badux


1. Rutgers-Camden.
2.North Carolina State University- Jenkins- Poole
3. San Fransico State University
4. University of Portland Pamplin School of Business Administration

I would stick to the Businessweek-ranked programs: Rutgers and Poole. Rutgers is probably the better general choice, but a case can be made for Poole if you are looking for a tech-oriented career. This is a rather random selection of schools, and you should probably narrow down your specialization options since you're looking at wide swaths of functional areas. In short, you should probably clarify your career goals.

[quote]
1. Rutgers-Camden.
2.North Carolina State University- Jenkins- Poole
3. San Fransico State University
4. University of Portland Pamplin School of Business Administration[/quote]
I would stick to the Businessweek-ranked programs: Rutgers and Poole. Rutgers is probably the better general choice, but a case can be made for Poole if you are looking for a tech-oriented career. This is a rather random selection of schools, and you should probably narrow down your specialization options since you're looking at wide swaths of functional areas. In short, you should probably clarify your career goals.
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shivang

hi, Anirudh, thanks.
A personal suggestion, as far as Job opp. is concerned (niche- better to leave it on market/ company- a safer side/ General- can try on your own). If you are ever confused, opt for Sales/ Mktg (though Indians opt Consulting more), it won't make you loose anywhere, as far as you keep a die hard attitude ! Long term result can probably be Entrepreneurship !

hi, Anirudh, thanks.
A personal suggestion, as far as Job opp. is concerned (niche- better to leave it on market/ company- a safer side/ General- can try on your own). If you are ever confused, opt for Sales/ Mktg (though Indians opt Consulting more), it won't make you loose anywhere, as far as you keep a die hard attitude ! Long term result can probably be Entrepreneurship !
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AnirudhV7

@Shivang, thanks for the advice.

@badux- Yea was thinking I need to narrow it down better. My interest is to become a consultant in a tech company in the technology i work in.

@Duncan- Hey duncan what is your opinion on the GRE? I had helped a friend prepare for it and it seemed easier. Would professional MBA's give weight-age to it? I've seen the statistics for it..a lesser percentage of people get into MBA's with a GRE but still i think i can do better in it. Have you heard or counselled anyone to get into a top MBA program with a GRE score?

@Shivang, thanks for the advice.

@badux- Yea was thinking I need to narrow it down better. My interest is to become a consultant in a tech company in the technology i work in.

@Duncan- Hey duncan what is your opinion on the GRE? I had helped a friend prepare for it and it seemed easier. Would professional MBA's give weight-age to it? I've seen the statistics for it..a lesser percentage of people get into MBA's with a GRE but still i think i can do better in it. Have you heard or counselled anyone to get into a top MBA program with a GRE score?
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Duncan

There's a thread on this. The GRE is less respected than the GMAT, so theres a sort of 'discount' on your value if you apply with it because it's a flag that you struggle with quant. But strong candidates can still get into good schools.

There's a thread on this. The GRE is less respected than the GMAT, so theres a sort of 'discount' on your value if you apply with it because it's a flag that you struggle with quant. But strong candidates can still get into good schools.
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